This tape serves as an analytical tool for dissecting the American mass media with demystifying the economic structure of the media and exposing TV politics and religion. This show reassembles the discarded debris of mass culture to comment upon that culture without disdain or condescension to mass culture or its audiences. Produced by William Boddy and Marisa Bowe (NY, NY) Topic: deep dish tv
byPat Keeton, Pennee Bender, Ken Nash and Carol Anshien
This showcase of public access labor programming covers some of the most important issues facing working people today: the demand for concessions, plant closings, health and safety issues, the impact of automation and computer technology, the status of women's work and solidarity with workers of Central America and South Africa. Alternative news, documentary, talk show and music video formats provide an insightful and creative examination of issues involving exploitation and livelihood seldom... Topic: deep dish tv
Whose America is it, anyway? This program starts off with a blunt question addressed by a black reporter in Somerville, MA., to a white police officer in town, "Do you think racism exists in Somerville?" From there the video tape shows a striking demonstration of police brutality in cases from "Lynch: Who Killed Michael Stewart?" to "The Day the Klan Marched." Made long before the Rodney King video, this program is a hard look at police brutality. Produced by Shu... Topic: deep dish tv
This program shows community television producers and public access centers in cities and towns throughout America. People of various ethnic, racial, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds, highly skilled producers and those who have never had their hands on equipment, all go to make up the public access community. Whether assembled in million dollar studios or in portable trailers, these profiles demonstrate the significance of community made media. Produced by Diana Agosta, Andrew Blau, and... Topic: deep dish tv
Women's work in access exposes viewers to alternative images of women's lives and helps audiences see how insidiously sexist most network TV is. This show includes work from three women's cable groups: Video women in Pittsburgh, Women's Video Collective in Boston and The Women's Cable Consortium in Tucson. Produced by Martha Wallner and Adrienne Jenik (NY, NY) Topic: deep dish tv
From Vietnam Veterans blasting the Rambo myth, to activists raising money for local peace groups, to regular folks getting arrested on the steps of a weapons factory, this show is a testament to the level of public concern around issues of militarism and disarmament. Voices of city teenagers talking about spending money for bombs instead of helping to rebuild their neighborhood while viewing footage of abandoned buildings brings the discussion of "budget priorities" out of the realm... Topic: deep dish tv
A progressive response to the depression in the agricultural economy and the ensuing disruption of rural life, this pieces shows the farm crisis: the struggle of farm families to maintain their way of life, the pressures placed on farmers by agribusiness, lending institutions and corporate control of markets, the global range of the problem, and the work being done by progressive farm organizations to mobilize support and find solutions. Produced by Joan Jubela and Dan Marcus (NY, NY) Topic: deep dish tv
Can making a little of their own media be a homeopathic remedy against the massive doses of corporate culture kids consume daily? Teachers and facilitators worked with children to produce television from a kids point of view. Herb Kohl talks about computers and kids. A children's newscast, a portrait of a graffiti writer and a documentary on the life of a Bowery wino are just a few examples of subjects that concerned and interested young video producers. Produced by Karen Einstein and DeeDee... Topic: deep dish tv
All kinds of people nationwide are suffering from the severe shortage of affordable housing. A unifying thread connecting the tapes in this show is that the producers allowed people to speak for themselves. Squatters in "Gentrification On the Lower East Side", neighborhood people forced out of their homes by General Motors in Poletown Lives!, and community organizers in "Take Back the Hill: The Rebirth of a Neighborhood" articulates their anger and frustration about the... Topic: deep dish tv
This tape confronts the mainstream media's distortion of what's going on in Central America and the complete lack of coverage of how North Americans are responding to US policies. Images not usually seen on gringo TV screens include homesick Gl's on maneuvers in Honduras, a Republican state senator's sympathy for the Sandinistas and a theater group's enactment of an El Salvadoran death squad's visit to Lafayette Park across from the White House. Produced by Martha Wallner Topic: deep dish tv
Eloquent testimonial material from Mexican workers living in cardboard "houses' in one of the richest counties of California. The second program is a youth made video about Puerto Ricans fighting inhumane living conditions. It gives the viewer a chance to reflect on notions of "democracy" and "freedom". 58 min. Producers: Susan Zeig and Pedro Rivera, in collaboration with the Center for Puerto Rican Studies (New York). Topics: Deep Dish TV, deepdishtv, immigration, border, Mexico, farmworkers, Mexicans, Puerto Rico, labor,...
Episode #413 of “Media Edge” (initial airing on cable TV during week of April 6-12, 2013) includes: SHOCKING AND AWFUL MARATHON -- PART ONE 10 years after the second US invasion of Iraq, the Deep Dish TV series "Shocking and Awful: A Grassroots Response to War and Occupation" remains the most comprehensive and powerful analysis of the war and opposition that arose in the US and around the world. To mark the 8th anniversary since the first "Media Edge" telecast on April... Topics: Media Edge, Shocking and Awful, Deep Dish TV, The Real Face of Occupation, Standing with the Women...